Well be wearing masks until the new year: Covid rules are set to be extended in bid to fend off even tougher curbs amid ongoing concerns over Omicron variant

Other restrictions, such as travel tests and compulsory ten-day quarantine for those in close contact with an Omicron case, are also set to be extended.

Graffiti-covered granite plinth that once held statue of Confederate General Robert E Lee will be removed by State of Virginia three months after his bronze likeness was taken down

The pedestal (left) that once held General Robert E. Lee's statue (inset) will be removed, officials say. Crews will begin removing the plinth months after the statue itself was removed (right) to che ...